Imad Mansour is with the Department of Political Science at McGill University. He previously taught at Qatar University and Sciences Po Paris – Campus Moyen-Orient Méditerranée à Menton. His research interests are in interdisciplinary approaches to studying the influence of narratives in government and state building, as well as the social roots of international politics especially conflicts, rivalries, and regional orders.

He is author of Statecraft in the Middle East: Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics and Security (I.B. Tauris, 2016), and Shocks and Rivalries in the Middle East and North Africa, co-edited with William R. Thompson (Georgetown University Press, 2020). Some of his articles include: “Treading with Caution: China’s Expanding Security Presence in the Gulf” (2019); “The State of Hezbollah? Sovereignty as a Potentiality in Global South Contexts” (2018); “A Global South Perspective on International Relations Theory” (2017).

PhD (McGill University); MA and BA (American University of Beirut)

Countries of expertise:
Middle East and North Africa 

Issues of expertise:
Rivalries, protracted conflicts, narratives, foreign policy analysis, non-state actors, MENA relations with major powers, especially developing ties with China under the Belt and Road Initiative.

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